PROVIDENCE, KY — Health First Community Health Center is pleased to announce that Deborah Moreau, Family Nurse Practitioner, was selected by the Kentucky Office of Rural Health as an awardee for the Kentucky State Loan Repayment Program. For the 2017-2018 funding cycle, the KSLRP will competitively award a total of up to $300,000 to be allocated to 13 participants. Moreau was one of the elite individuals selected this year to receive funding towards loan repayment.
The Kentucky State Loan Repayment Program is a 50/50 matching program that increases availability of primary health care services through repayment of education loans to eligible health professionals practicing in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA). Applicants to the program are required to sign a 2 year commitment to practice with the eligible site. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to providing health care services to rural and/or underserved populations through documented experience and statement of intent.
Moreau joined Health First in August of 2016. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a Master’s of Science in Nursing. She earned her board certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Moreau relocated to Clay from Manchester, Tennessee.
A contract signing was held on Tuesday, January 9th at the Health First located at 215 E. Main St. in Providence. KORH representatives Jennifer Wilson was on site, along with Moreau and other members of the Health First staff.